BBA - Information Systems

  • Coles College of Business
    Information Systems Department

    Information Systems, BBA

    Program Information:
    Every business today depends on information systems, whether it’s a customer relationship management system or an e-commerce site or a complex network of these and more.  Decisions about how to use, build, purchase, or integrate these systems have great impact on a business.  The Information Systems [IS] Major provides a sound foundation in information technology principles and practice.  As an information systems professional, you can help an organization make the most of its technology.  If you have a desire to take responsibility for technology, are logical, and like to solve problems, this may be a good career for you.  Early career job titles include application developer or support, client services analyst, database administrator, and web developer, among others. 

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Information Systems degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog.  (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.)  

    The Information Systems program is a "gated" program, requiring admission by the Coles College of Business.

    Notes:

    1. If you have AP Math Credits or can start with Calculus, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
    2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of your business courses.
    3. KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it with a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 1111, 1121, or 1200, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.
    4. All of the IS Major Field Elective courses are not offered every term.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6055
    http://coles.kennesaw.edu/programs/undergraduate/

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • Any Area D-2 (Science Process) Group One Requirement. CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L are recommended.
    4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. If you have AP Math Credits or can start with Calculus, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
  2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of your business courses.
  3. KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it iwith a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 1111, 1121, or 1200, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1160 or MATH 2202
    3
  • Any Area D-2 (Science Process) Group Two Requirement CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L are recommended.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, and the calculus course (MATH 1160, 1190, or 2202) are included in the Sophomore Requirement for admission to Coles. Admission to Coles is required in order to be able to register for upper-division business courses and to graduate with a B.B.A. degree with a Major in Information Systems.

Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2200, ECON 2200, ECON 2300, and IS 2200 are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement for admission to Coles. Also, a grade of "S" is required in BUSA 2150 for admission to Coles.
  2. Register online with KSU Career Services for their OwlLink career management system. This is a requirement for admission to Coles.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Milestones/Notes:

  1. All of the IS Major Field Elective courses are not offered every term.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. IS 4880 and MGT 4199 are capstone courses that must be taken at Coles - no transfer credit is allowed for these courses.
  2. IS 4880 is not offered during the summer semester.
  3. "Business Electives are upper-division business courses (3000-4000 level) outside the Major, but inside the Coles College of Business. IS courses may not be used here.
  4. "Non-Business Electives" are non-business courses at any level (1000-4000). 

Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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